Hundreds of mining families in Lithgow have had their futures’ secured for the coming decade, following a breakthrough in the CFMEU Mining and Energy campaign to stop delays in the approval process
A Community Meeting will be held on Monday 9 October at 9.30am at Ranger's Soccer Field opposite the entrance to Springvale Colliery to discuss the future of the Colliery and Mount Piper Power Stat
A message from our retiring General Secretary Andrew Vickers:
After 36-years as a full-time Union official I am retiring at the end of September this year.
Three quarters of the workforce at the coal wash plant attached to the Glencore Oaky North mine yesterday voted against an enterprise agreement put by the company which would erode their rights and
Our Queensland and Northern Districts have recently held Memorial Days to pay respect to the workers who have lost their lives while working for coal.
Swiss mining giant Glencore is systematically violating human rights and health and safety laws, denying its workers their right to freedom of association at locations around the world.
The 19th & 20th of September are memorable in Queensland for the shock and sorrow they caused at Mount Mulligan (1921) and 54 years later at Kianga (1975).
by Paddy Gorman, Editor Common Cause
Our journal Common Cause was first published in 1920. This edition, the last to be published, caps off a wonderful 97 years of publication.
On 1 September 1923 a fire and explosions at Bellbird Colliery in the Hunter Valley caused the deaths of 21 underground coal miners.